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by pietpetoors
Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Rite1's 1st Love!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2903

Hilux

Indeed a nice looking vehicle.
What is the biggest size tyre you can fit without cutting the body?
by pietpetoors
Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Rite1's 1st Love!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2903

Rite 1 Hilux

Here is the photographs of Rite 1 http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/photos/rite1/Hilux1.jpg http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/photos/rite1/Hilux2.jpg http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/photos/rite1/Hilux3.jpg http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/photos/rite1/Hilux4.jpg http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/photos/rite1/Hilux5.jpg http://www.hilux...
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Those Saturday Morning Jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 844

3y

Ja, as ek daardie perfekte skoon enjinruim van jou bakkie so kyk is dit sekerlik baie werk. Jy kan baie trots wees op daardie mooi bakkie
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Those Saturday Morning Jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 844

On Saturday we do

On Saturdays we do as little as possible. Weekends are for resting.
Enjoy fiddling with the cars on weekend. The Hilux got a polish the previous Saturday and next Saturday I will hopefully start building the Rock Sliders.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Need advice urgently!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Toyota

Have a look inside the bonnet. If there is ugly numbers punched on the body or engine it is the police numbers. A car with these numbers have a lowe resell value. Even if it is not code 3 (written off or stolen and recovered) you will not get fair value for it when you wanna sell it, I failed that t...
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Hold on to your hilux
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

Hilux

If you do not use your vehicle oftne, or leave it at the airport for some time, you can try this: In the olden days when cars still had distributors we use to remove the rotor from the distributor or the HT lead running from the coil to the distributor. Not many thieves take these objects with them ...
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: F_D's Toys
Replies: 21
Views: 2524

Hilux

Eich, the baby is a beaut !! :D

Did they came out standard with those Aluminum running boards?
I am going to build rock sliders now to replace those.
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: 4x2 Hilux
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

Coil Springs

I saw a Jeep at Wessel's the other day where they converted the front suspension from leave springs to coil springs.
So what is the problem with the 4x2's coils springs?? :?:
by pietpetoors
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: 4x2 Hilux
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

4x2 Hilux

If you drive a 4x2 Hilux you are also welcome to post your comments and questions on this site. After all we are part of the same Hilux family and 4x2 people also go off-road. Ask your questions, say your say, share your modifications or good ideas and enjoy the web site.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: GWM
Replies: 13
Views: 7338

GWM.co.za

I talked to the owner of the Saldanha Branch. Apparently they will launch the 4x4 version of the bakkie and the SUV at the end of September. I surely hope that good competition like these will force the big brother clan of vehicle manufacturers in South Africa to reduce their ridiculous prices. If y...
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Nokia N95 with GPS
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Nokia N95 Battery Life

Do not know yet, only got it yesterday. I have been playing with it since 08h30 this morning. Setting up the phone, testing the GPS, loading music, etc. It is 12h50 now and the battery is on 3 bars. I read on one forum that if you use the GPS all the time it would only last for an 1 to 2 hours.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Nokia N95 with GPS
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Nokia N95 with GPS

OK, I decided to give it a try and at least this guenny pig can now give others some feedback. The Nokia N95 has a build in GPS. I comes with a route planner and voice guidance. As you start using it, it will download a free map form the Nokia web site each time you need data of a certain area for t...
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: MIKEM Suspension
Replies: 37
Views: 8368

Hilux

George, your Hilux is imported, am I correct?
From the pics it looks as if it has the same body as the IFS model, but suspension of the SFA model? Is ek reg as ek so sê
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Photo Upload
Topic: Photo upload
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

Photos

Another local place to store photos is at:
http://www.webgallery.co.za/
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA vs IFS
Replies: 17
Views: 9355

SFA vs IFS

Normally this SFA vs IFS topic becomes a very long discussion. It seems to me as if one can summarize it as follows: As always, it depends on what you want to use the vehicle for. If you are into the challenges various trails offer then the IFS will not work for you and you have to go for the SFA. T...
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Ranking
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Ranking

Thank you for all the very good suggestions regarding the ranking system. It was not easy to choose one between all of them. I decided to go the 2WD 4WD route. I posted a sticky at http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?p=348#348 and it is at the same category as the "welcome" message. Best R...
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Ranking
Replies: 0
Views: 5002

Ranking

Ranking on this forum is determined by the number of posts a member posted: 0-9 Newbie 10-29 High Range 2WD 30-99 High Range 4WD 100-249 Low Range 4WD 250-499 LR 4WD Rear Locker 500-999 LR 4WD Full Lockers 1000-1999 LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears 2000+ Monster Truck Please do not post irrelevant post...
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Nokia N95 with GPS
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

GPS

Thanks Eric, I hear what you say. Just one comment, the Nokia N73 and N95 both have Carl Zeiss glass lenses compared to the plastic lenses of other cellphones. I never use the camera in my cell phone, but I think with a proper lens it might work. I do have a Pentax K110D with 70-300 zoom, but I do n...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Nokia N95 with GPS
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Nokia N95 with GPS

There are some thing I have to do over the next 2 months: Have to buy a GPS Have to buy a small digital camera to leave in Bakkie permanently Have to upgrade my cell phone. I saw today that the new Nokia N95 comes with a GPS and a 5 megapixel camera. Seems like I can do it all in one. But is there a...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Photo's of the various engines used in Hilux's, pros & c
Replies: 82
Views: 37883

Cresida

Why don't you just change it to look the same as Bennie's?

Bennie, I like thise steel radiator hoses, guess they will last longer than the rubber ones.
by pietpetoors
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Photo's of the various engines used in Hilux's, pros & c
Replies: 82
Views: 37883

Cresida

Hi Bennie, there is also a red Hilux with 7MGE motor in Langebaan. I had a look at it the other day. The engine fits so nicely in it, it almost seems like a factory fit. I am sure if it was 3 cm longer it would not have fit.
by pietpetoors
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: MIKEM Suspension
Replies: 37
Views: 8368

Suspension

Hi George
Do they have a web site or where can one get more info on it. What did it cost you and what does it include?
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Photo Upload
Topic: Photo upload
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

Photos

And when uploading a photograph, PLEASE try to keep the width less than 600 pixels, 500 is actually enough. Otherwise we stretch the pages and you have to keep on scrolling to read the text. Large pictures also makes it difficult for dial-up users to enjoy the forum.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Ranking
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

ranking

I thought of 3y, 4y, 22R up to Lexus V8, but thought perhaps a guy with a 22R would be offended if we call him a 3Y? And some non technical people will have no clue what a 3y or 4 y is.
by pietpetoors
Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Ranking
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Ranking

I want to implement a ranking system on the website. I am sure you have seen this on other forums before. A member gets a certain ranking according to the number of posts he have made? I need suggestions as to what to use as ranking system. I do not want to use novice to expert and I do not want to ...
by pietpetoors
Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Cookie Monster's Hilux
Replies: 252
Views: 19042

diff

A little bit of Pro Long in the rear diff should buy you couple more Kilos.
by pietpetoors
Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Cookie Monster's Hilux
Replies: 252
Views: 19042

Hilux

What engine, tyres, etc?
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Photo's of the various engines used in Hilux's, pros & c
Replies: 82
Views: 37883

Engine import

Choppie, you stay in the right place for bargains. Buy yourself a Junk Mail (not online version, the real thing) and then look for the ads of the Jap Imports. I know there are guys in the east rand with amazing prices, I think they are also called Jap Imports or something like that. I am sure you wi...
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Photo's of the various engines used in Hilux's, pros & c
Replies: 82
Views: 37883

3Y

You can also ask the people who sells the engines. And shop around, I heard of much cheaper prices than R8k. Why not look for a fuel injected model while you spending?
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA vs IFS
Replies: 17
Views: 9355

IFS

I have seen a IFS with the SFA conversion at Atlantis once. It climbed dunes which the neither the real SFA nor the IFS could climb, so it seems like a very good conversion. Apparently it cost about R35,000. Talking of diff-locks in front, my one friend has a 1998 2.4 LTD Hilux DC. He has lockers at...
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2700i settings for coastal use?
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Coopers

I had the 30" on my Terrano and it was the first thing I fitted on the Hilux. I love the Coopers, they are really nice tyres.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2700i settings for coastal use?
Replies: 7
Views: 766

coast

Thanks, using the correct octane would be rather easy because they only sell the high octane down here.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Photo Upload
Topic: Photo upload
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

Photo upload

I tested Imageshack and it works quite nicely. It even has a button where you can say "create forum code" and it will give you the correct code to enter into your forum post.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Photo Upload
Topic: Photo upload
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

Photo upload

The forum software I use to not have a function to upload a photograph yet. You must upload the photograph to a server elsewhere and then paste the link in your post. You can store images for free at web sites like Imageshack. see http://www.imageshack.us/ Upload the image there, and then copy and p...
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Post a photo of your Jeep here and add your comments
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Jeep

Hi Simon, I saw this report of your Jeep:
http://www.4x4offroads.com/south-africa-tour.html
Amazing articulation, what shocks etc do you have?
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2700i settings for coastal use?
Replies: 7
Views: 766

2700i settings for coastal use?

I bought my 1999 2700i in Jo'burg a while ago. I stay in Langebaan which is 140Km north of Cape Town.
Is it still like in the olden days that you have to set the timing and fuel mixture for coastal use or will it adjust automatically according to the the airflow meter?
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA vs IFS
Replies: 17
Views: 9355

hilux suspension

Willem, when you added the blade at the back, did it influence your ride comfort? The purpose of my vehicle is for overlanding but we like doing some trails now and then because you learn a lot on these trails. On the last trail at Jakkalskloof ( http://www.pietpetoors.com/jakkalskloof/ ), the weeke...
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bro Speed conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 3632

Hilux

When the vehicle is idling and I excelerate there is a stage whereby it feels that there are no power( no plat spot or stuttering) and then all a sudden it jumps out of his brackets and starts revving up.
Could that not rather be something with the carb where you go from idle stage to first stage?
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Post a photo of your Hilux here Landcruisers also welcome
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Hilux reliability

I think it is because Hilux Owners are so realistic. We all know that any vehicle might break down some time or other. No vehicle can be 100% reliable.
Image
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bro Speed conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 3632

brospeed

Moenie worrie Eben, die uil op die dak het my wakker gemaak, toe dink ek skielik daaraan.
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bro Speed conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 3632

Timing

Knersus, I gave it some thought at 3am this morning. You know if you go down to the coast the atmospheric pressure is higher than in Upington resulting in more oxygen entering the combustion chamber. They set the timing for coastal conditions, I think they set it 2 or 3 degrees faster (or slower, He...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bro Speed conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 3632

gear

Simon that gear is easy to make if you have a milling machine. They take the gear and cut off the spokes (do not know what else to call it) They then drill and tap a 6mm hole on each spoke and also on each end of each spoke. You cut a disc to fit inside the gear. The outer spoke gets bolted on the d...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bro Speed conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 3632

timing

O ja, are you talking valve timing fire timing?
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bro Speed conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 3632

Timing

Knersus, I will refer back to my Golf days again. I remembered that we also fitted hot cams in the golf. The problem was the same that you are experiencing now. You never can get the valve timing 100% correct because the cam now sits a bit out of the original position. On the Golfs we fitted what wa...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bro Speed conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 3632

Brospeed

Do you really think there are dynos in Upington?
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Petrol or Diesel
Replies: 7
Views: 5742

Diesel

Hi Soutman I agree with you. These new diesels are marvelous. You have the power of a V8 with the fuel consumption of a 1300. I hear that they even do very well on the dunes. I guess one problem will remain the clean diesel up north. Apparently the more refined the engine the cleaner the diesel must...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: GWM
Replies: 13
Views: 7338

GWM

Have you seen this new Chinese GWM bakkies? The nose is ex-Nissan, front doors to the rear ex-Isuzu but most of all: The engine and chassis is an old 2.2l 4Y Toyota motor WITH FUEL INJECTION. This might be a source for fuel injection systems for all those 4Y Toyotas. The one report I read tonight in...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA vs IFS
Replies: 17
Views: 9355

IFS

I understand exactly what you say.
That means that the other wheel will be pushed against the ground more firmly.

I have seen that one thing a IFS do not like it is a axle twister on a steep uphill. On a level road it is fine, but if you go up and add an axle twister, you have problems with a IFS.
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: The 3lt D-4D - so far so good?
Replies: 3
Views: 874

New Hilux

This is something we will have to learn to live with. There are hardly not any vehicles you can take stock standard from the floor and drive to London. You have to do some mods to make it worth using. The problem is that the manufacturers claim that 90% or more of the 4x4s are nether used off-road, ...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Vehicle Imports
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Import

Also see http://www.ramadbk.com/
I receive email from them for the past two years.
I have not phoned them yet, but they have been going for some years and are not fly by nights.

Apparently one thing one must look out for is stolen vehicles, that is why I would suggest to go with known companies.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Vehicle Imports
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Import

Please keep us up to date
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Vehicle Imports
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Import

There are various web sites, but http://www.autoterminal.com/ataf/home.asp has a warehouse in Durban and some of the vehicles can be viewed there. I have spoken to a Piet Fourie who was very helpful In the end even the import duties to Namibia makes it expensive and they also have some issue with im...
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: The 3lt D-4D - so far so good?
Replies: 3
Views: 874

D4D

I see there is a nice report of an owner with a one year old D4D at:
http://www.overland.co.za/Toyota/Herbie ... dback.html
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA vs IFS
Replies: 17
Views: 9355

SFA vs IFS

Is there a big difference between a SFA and IFS Hilux?
For those who do not know yet, SFA stands for Solid Front Axle and IFS stands for Independant Front Suspension.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Piet Petoors(AKA die baas)' 1999 2700i Raider 4x4 Double Cab
Replies: 21
Views: 19057

Hilux

a Good buy indeed. It do have 335,000Km on the clock and have a couple of bush scratches which gives it houding, but I got it for only R78,000.
It even has the right sticker on it:
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by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Welcome to all the new members
Replies: 457
Views: 60400

Welcome to all the new members

I would like to use this opportunity to welcome all whom I have not welcomed yet to our forum and also to thank you all for the valuable contributions you have made so far. In May 2007 I decided to sell my Nissan Terrano and buy a 1999 Hilux 2.7 D/C. I could not find any Hilux-only forum and that is...
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Piet Petoors(AKA die baas)' 1999 2700i Raider 4x4 Double Cab
Replies: 21
Views: 19057

Hilux

Thanks Simon. In Langebaan one can only take a vehicle for roadworthy on a Tuesday, so I will sort out the number plate this week. I already had first hand experience of the advantage of the tyre repair kit when we got a flat in Namibia earlier this year. It is much quicker to repair the wheel on th...
by pietpetoors
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Piet Petoors(AKA die baas)' 1999 2700i Raider 4x4 Double Cab
Replies: 21
Views: 19057

Piet Petoors(AKA die baas)' 1999 2700i Raider 4x4 Double Cab

Eventually after looking for a bargain for three weeks I found this one. She only had one owner, an old guy who went hunting very often. I bought her in Jo'Burg and stopped at Rivonia Tyres to fit 31" Copper ST before I traveled down to Langebaan. Fuel consumption varies between 7.5 and 8 km/l. It c...
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Home Made Hilux accessories
Replies: 51
Views: 39735

Watertank

Hi Whitters
How do you fill that water tank? Does it have a pipe that runs to the back of the bakkie?

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